Keeping Boston Safe: Lengthy Investigation by BPD Results in Guns & Drugs Off the Streets

Yesterday, Friday, February 27, 2015, members of the Boston Police Department saw to fruition several lengthy investigations that allowed officers to confiscate multiple guns and large quantities of drugs, as well as shut down an active drug business in the City of Boston. The facts and circumstances are as follows:

 

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 27, 2015, with the assistance of BPD SWAT, members of the City Wide Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant after a lengthy investigation in the area of 11 Woodbine Street in Roxbury.

Seized and recovered as a result of this warrant were:

  • One Sig Sauer 9mm firearm loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition
  • Eighty-three rounds of .30 caliber Carbine ammunition
  • Marijuana
  • Crack Cocaine

Twenty-four-year-old John Pelzer of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Twenty-one-year-old Xavier Niles-Charles of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

A third suspect was summons to court for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

Shortly after the above incident, on the morning of Friday, February 27, 2015, members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit, and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) executed multiple search warrants as part of a two-month long drug investigation of a citywide drug distribution ring in the areas of 91 Esmond Street in Dorchester and 108 Greenfield Road in Mattapan.

During the execution of these warrants, officers recovered and seized the following:

  • Over 300 grams of heroin
  • Over 50 grams of cocaine
  • A quantity of marijuana
  • Percocet pills
  • Steroids
  • One loaded Ruger 9mm pistol (previously reported stolen) with three magazines
  • One loaded 380 caliber Bersa pistol with one magazine
  • Approximately 200 rounds of 9mm and 380 ammunition
  • Over $13,000 United States Currency
  • Personal papers belonging to the suspects
  • Cell phones
  • Legers
  • Packaging materials
  • Other drug paraphernalia

Officers arrested six individuals with extensive criminal histories in relation to these warrants. The individuals and their charges are as follows:

Thirty-two-year-old Angel Santiago (AKA Jose Santiago) of Mattapan for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Distribution of Class A and Class B Drugs, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and other firearm related charges.

Thirty-three-year-old Fernando Rodriguez of Mattapan for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Thirty-five-year-old Jose Santiago (AKA Juan Santiago) of Mattapan for Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and other related charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old female Danielle Sullivan of Dorchester and 21-year-old female Courtney Avery of Peabody for Trafficking Class A Drugs in excess of 200 grams, Trafficking Class B Drugs in excess of 28 grams, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and outstanding default warrants.

Twenty-four-year-old Roberto Baez of Dorchester for Distribution of Class A and Class B Drugs and other related charges.